Our 25 Favourite Summer Blockbusters of the 1980s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local cinema won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer. Read More >>

Why Aren’t Travelcard Adverts Like This Anymore?

There have been no less than two new travelcards launched recently – the Millennial one and the whippersnappers' one – and neither of them have had a telly ad anywhere near as good as this effort from 1989. Read More >>

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This Incredible Collection of 400 Vintage Boomboxes Is Up For Sale

If you happen to be in the market for 400 vintage boomboxes, then it’s your lucky day. Craig Kenton, a New Zealander who’s collected boomboxes for fifteen years is auctioning off his entire collection, and it’s huge. Read More >>

2,400 MS-DOS Games are Now Free Online (Some of Them are Porn)

The Internet Archive just dumped nearly 2,400 old MS-DOS video games into an easy-to-navigate repository. Every single one of the games is free to play in your browser. Some of the games are classics from your youth. Some of them are hilariously obscure. And some of them are porn — which is something you probably didn't realise existed on MS-DOS. Read More >>

This Amazing ’80s Arcade is the Best Virtual Reality Trip Yet

The Oculus Rift VR headset can take you to incredible fictional places, like scene from gorgeous movies like Interstellar or Spirited Away. Last night, it took me somewhere more grounded in reality, but still spectacular: my own personal, deliciously retro, '80s arcade. Read More >>

I Was a Teenage Hacker

Twenty-four years ago today, I had a very bad day. Read More >>

Cellular Radio Telephone Ad From the 80s Predicts “Cellular Revolution”

Look at these old cellular phones. You could probably shove 10 iPhones inside each of these puppies. That Motorola handset weighs just 850g. Amazing! Read More >>